ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Who do you design for and what is your style?
I design bright and colorful patterns for licensing as well as selling outright. My style is fun, youthful, energetic and designed to make you smile. You can see more of my work at joannepaynterdesign.com. I love using bright colors and design a broad range of florals, animal, geometrics and conversational patterns. Currently I am gearing more of my prints toward the children's market after just having my first baby boy 6 months ago, my life has been forever changed! If you are interested in collaboration with me please contact me through my website above. If you are a manufacturer and are interested in licensing please contact my agent Syrena O'Neil at Art Licensing, by phone (802) 549-1206 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
What inspires you?
I find myself inspired by Santa Barbara, and my childhood there growing up. Anything vintage, travel, I am a huge animal lover. I keep animals fun and quirky and despite the glasses, bow ties and scarves they may wear, you won't see any of them signing up to join the circus even if it's what is trending! Circuses are so cruel, why give kids the wrong idea? My son inspires me a lot lately in the children's department. I would love for my prints some day to end up on baby clothes, baby clothes are the cutest!
What do you love about being a designer?
The whole process; from coming up with initial concepts for a print, putting it to life with color and creating a repeating pattern. The best part though, has to be seeing the end product with my artwork on it out in the stores.
Where can you be found/what are you doing on your days off?
Spending time with my family, enjoying the cute beach town we live in and the year round summers.